Meet the Team

Our overall goal is for patients to arrive and immediately feel both comfortable and welcomed!  We always treat you as we wish to be treated and are certain that after your first visit in our practice you will feel you have come to the right place! Call today and be greeted by warm and friendly team member!
 


Front Desk Coordinator:  




Karen B. (Front Desk Coordinator)

Our Front Desk Coordinator handles all aspects of the front desk including patient scheduling, treatment planning, and insurance processing. 
                              
Karen B is from Essex County, NJ where she resides with her husband and daughter.  She began in dentistry over 25 years ago by filling in for a friend in a temporary position, fell in love with dentistry, and never looked back!  After spending most of her dental career in Union County, she is happy to return home to Essex County to help assure Dr. Zym’s patients have a wonderful dental experience. 

When not at work, she enjoys photography, and baking, singing, and crafts with her daughter, as well as spending time with her extended family who live close by.
 


Back Office Team:




Karen S. (Registered Dental Assistant)

Karen S. has known Dr. Zym both personally and professionally for many years, and have worked together in more than one dental practice.  Karen is an Expanded functions, Registered Dental Assistant.  She is quite knowledgeable and has wonderfully skilled, yet gentle hands.

Karen has been a Registered Dental Assistant for over thirty years. She graduated in 1984 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Health Related Professions in Newark, New Jersey with a CDA/RDA Expanded Duties license. She has been practicing in Northern New Jersey for general dental practitioners but also has experience working in Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, and Periodontal surgeries. She is a native of New Jersey and enjoys woodworking, painting, reading, running, jogging, biking and fishing. Her daughter, Sara is a teenager that plays ice hockey, so most of Karen’s weekends are spent in an ice rink.




Lexi (Registered Dental Assistant)

Lexi has been a dental assistant since 1997. She has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2006. Lexi received her CDA/RDA certification at Dental Studies Institute in Fairfield, NJ.
Lexi's Words to you!

I love doing expanded duty work and making my patients feel comfortable and relaxed.  As a person who gets nervous in the dental chair, I always make sure that my patients are as comfortable as possible.  I love working with Dr. Zym, he is truly a "pain free" dentist.  I am the mother of a wonderful 6yr old daughter as well.  In my free time I enjoy a good book or movie.
 


Our Hygienist




Michele (Dental Hygienist) 

Our Dental Hygienist Michele provide you with a thorough dental cleaning and periodontal treatment during your recall visit in our office.

Michele T. started in the dental field in 1996 as a Dental Assistant. Realizing her passion for oral health, she became a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2008 from Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Florida. She has her certification from UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School and licensed through the State of NJ to administer local anesthesia for pain control.

Her 20+ years of dental experience has helped her gain knowledge in the many aspects of dentistry and uses that knowledge to help educate and motivate our valued patients toward a healthy mouth. Her goal as a Hygienist is to provide excellent care in a gentle and caring manner. She believes in early prevention and will pay careful attention to your periodontal needs. By staying current with the latest dental research and products she will help find the best products for you. She is excited to have been chosen to be a part of Dr. Zym's dental family and looks forward to meeting you.

She is originally from New York and lived in Florida for several years before finally deciding to move back home closer to her family and now resides in New Jersey with her husband and two kids. She enjoys cooking and decorating but most importantly spending time with her family. With her older daughter in college and her little one in grammar school she knows how fast they grow.